I never said I was smart, I may have also neglected to mention that I’m easily caught up in a moment and don’t think about the consequences of my big mouth. So, for the record here’s how it went down (on Twitter no less):
Note: I have rearranged some of the content for dramatic purposes(haha) and easier reading but none of the content was changed
PedalmanTO My buddy who will soon be a PFG just shook on the deal. This is going to hurt! So we both did triathlons when in school. Since then he's gained 60lbs+ and no exercise. I showed him PFG site and that started the deal. By Aug. 3, 2011 he will en roll and finish a Olympic distance triathlon with me. If he does and keeps up (w/in 2mins)or beats me... I do an Iron man! The gauntlet has been laid down. I actually trembled as I shook his hand. I hate running, much less a marathon! There you go my friends. @rbuike @talluleh @cdnet1 and especially @brybrarobry. Thanks for your website Bry, I think it just bit me in the..
@DonaldJones It started as fun, but I may have actually bitten off more than I can chew. I also refuse to go back on the deal.
@rbuike I don't have to do the Ironman if I win.
PedalmanTO If he backs out or doesn't do the Tri- at our school reunion next Sept. He has to dress up in full drag and not tell people about the deal.
talluleh @PedalmanTO that's awesome! How can we help him??!! (and have u do an ironman, hehe). Would that be 2011 or 2012?
PedalmanTO @talluleh My Ironman, if he were to win would be in 2012. I couldn't do the tri and then do an Ironman within a month. BUT- he won't win!
talluleh @PedalmanTO I might do a half iron in 2012 we could sign up for the same one!! Who is he? Get him on Twitter. Haha
PedalmanTO @talluleh Help him?! Real nice, and I thought we were friends. Haha Which one? That would be awesome!
talluleh @PedalmanTO no def plans yet likely late season. Agree to do half iron with me and when you lose do same race only full. Would be fun!
Note: at this point I’m simply thinking that having a person to race with would be a good plan, keep me focused on the goal cause if it’s just me alone I’m less likely to finish it and 2012 is a long ways away
PedalmanTO @talluleh so now I'm doing two races regardless of the first outcome? This isn't my fist time at the rodeo, you're trying to get me to do 2.
talluleh @PedalmanTO well if it were all about you then yes but it's all about me and I want company for the half. I just want you to fulfil your ironman dream. ;-)
PedalmanTO @talluleh I see how it is, you're trying to get me going as well. I'll check with him and see if he'll choose a half iron for the bet.
talluleh @PedalmanTO no no. What I mean is you agree to do half regardless. And if u lose just change to full. Then I have company for my half
Note: Now here’s where the stupidity comes in, he’s not said NO yet, I could have just kept pestering him but NO, I say THIS (shut up shut up shut up)
talluleh @PedalmanTO If u do a half with me I'll do a 100km bike ride with you?
Note: immediately followed by this
talluleh @PedalmanTO wait. Nevermind. Forget I said that.
Note: and here comes the peanut gallery
rbuike @talluleh If you do a half a 100KM bike ride will be a training ride
talluleh @rbuike SHHHHHHH
PedalmanTO "@talluleh: @PedalmanTO If u do a half with me I'll do a 100km bike ride with you?" - This is getting interesting. What about 160kms instead
Note: oh crap he was paying attention. Now I figure I can probably do 100km with some good training and as Rodney pointed out this would likely just be a training ride for a half iron but 160? But I can’t back down now… right? So MORE of my big mouth
talluleh @PedalmanTO hmmmm this IS getting interesting. When? I'm gonna need better pants
(note: it’s true, I AM going to need better pants)
Note: here’s the freaking peanut gallery AGAIN
rbuike @PedalmanTO @talluleh You should sign up for the conquer cancer back to back century ride :)
talluleh @rbuike you should too!!!
PedalmanTO @talluleh Why so quiet? I'll do a local half with you that you chose and you do a local full century with me that I choose.
talluleh @PedalmanTO see my last question. When would it be? Me quiet? U wish
PedalmanTO @talluleh what distance is your tri coming up?
talluleh @PedalmanTO 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run. Oly next year.
PedalmanTO @talluleh I'll do a local half iron with you after your first Oly but you have to agree to my local 160kms ride. We have lots of time.
talluleh @PedalmanTO 160km ride in 2011 and half iron in 2012. You're on. I'm sure my coach can work in the long ride into my training.
PedalmanTO @talluleh Deal! Time to call MAO!
talluleh Yup! We have a deal!! RT @PedalmanTO: @talluleh Deal! Time to call MAO!
Brybraroby @talluleh @PedalmanTO Awesome.
For the record, I blame @Brybraroby for EVERYTHING!!